RICHARD CLAPTON
RICHARD CLAPTON

Richard Clapton is one of Australia’s foremost singer/songwriters.
Clapton paved the way for three generations of songwriters to write about the experience of being Australian. 
When he began his recording career in 1974, Australia was still in vice-like grip of the cultural cringe. He plunged into the deep water and in his wake followed the Skyhooks and Paul Kelly, Cold Chisel, INXS, Midnight Oil and hundreds of others.
Clapton’s songs are still omnipresent on the radio. His records chart the political landscape of the nation and the turbulent lives of two generations.
“Richard Clapton has never been rich. He has never had the pleasure of passing through life in a luxurious rock star bubble. In a career that now spans over 40 years he has battled everything from bad managers and capricious record companies to debt, taxes, personal tragedy and a thousand room service dinners. The fact that he’s come through it all with his sanity intact – and his abilities at the peak of his powers – surprises all who know and love him.
But survive he has, with a tale to tell.